[ntp:questions] Windows-ntp on a vps creates a bigger and bigger delay?

Marco Marongiu brontolinux at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 07:42:47 UTC 2014


On 09/03/2014 08:51 AM, David Woolley wrote:
> On 01/09/14 17:01, gooly wrote:
>>
>> I just installed ntp on my Win 7 pc where it runs perfectly the
>> difference is around 0,5 sec.
> 
> 500ms is very bad.
> 
>>
>> Then I installed ntp on my 2008 R 2vps where the delay gets bigger and
>> bigger, around 12 sec per 30 min ??
> 
> ntpd requires the basic drift rate of the platform to be somewhat less
> than 500 ppm and a good platform will have drift of less than 20 ppm
> with a variability of less than a couple of ppm.  6667 far exceeds this
> and you need to fix that problem before you try to run ntpd.

Add that ntpd and virtual machines don't play nice together as it is
like the processor of the VM is always changing its speed.

-- M



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